A full life. That is what I have experienced so far. Two daughters, one grandchild and a breast pocket full of memories, close to my heart. I have known the deepest love and happiness and also the darkest death and despair. The grand balance, I suppose. There are times when I remember specific life moments with such clarity that it blinds the sun and other times when I prefer they fade away into the gray zone. Witnessing my parents slowly pass with physical and cognitive decline, I wonder if I shall inherit such a fate. Wondering about such things really shouldn’t be an occupation…things will happen when they happen and not one minute sooner.
That is the way of things.
“Life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep. The pain we encounter throughout our days spent on this earth comes from the illusion that some moments can be held onto. Clinging to people and experiences that were never ours in the first place is what causes us to miss out on the beauty of the miracle that is the now. All of this is yours, yet none of it is. How could it be? Look around you. Everything is fleeting.
To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go...it's the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.”